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regional governing body

The Regional Governing Body is be responsible for a hub of up to three academies.  In order to ensure representation from each member academy, two governors and their headteacher are elected to the Regional Governing Body.  The Regional Governing Body meets six times a year. The Regional Governing Body reports up to the Trust Board who quality assure their work.

Key areas of responsibility for the Regional Governing Body are:


- Engage in Governor Monitoring visits to quality assure the impact of the school plan on the improvement in teaching and learning

- Approve the SEF and review all evaluative data for rigour and impact

- Approve the academy Strategic Plan

- Liaise with the Community Consultation Group to ensure parent voice is strong in the academy.

- Ensure statutory requirements for safeguarding are maintained

Finance and Audit

- Finance and audit responsibilities sit with the Trust Board except the impact of expenditure relating to the Pupil Premium Grant, Sports Premium Grant and funding for pupils who have a special educational need and/or disability.

Human Resources

- Appointment of all Staff not on Leadership Scale.

- Appraisal of staff not on the leadership scale.

Infrastructure and Procurement 

- Risk Assessment procedures across the academy

- Health and Safety of the academy

- Grounds maintenance



Mr Graham Chisnell – Trust CEO & governor responsible for school standards and business.

Miss Anne-Marie Middleton – School headteacher and governor responsible for school standards.

Mr Douglas Price - Governor Responsible for health and safety.

Mrs Liz Wozny  - Governor responsible for school standards.

Mr Rob Hackett - Headteacher and governor responsible for school standards.

Mrs Ann Taylor-Williams - Governor responsible for school standards.

Mr Chris Blamires - Governor responsible for school standards.

Mrs Lucy Watson - Governor

Mr Peter Norton - Governor


Supporting the Regional Governing Body

Mrs Dawn Hunter-Wardle - Clerk to the Regional Governing Body

Mrs Alison Moon - Company Secretary


Register of Pecuniary Interests of Governors

Name Role Term of office Responsibilities Declared Interest Organisation in which interest is held 
Graham Chisnell CEO Veritas MAT Ongoing  

Executive headteacher


Spouse - teacher

National Leader of Education

Ofsted inspector


Warden House & Pilgrims' Way Primary


Worth Primary


HMI / Ofsted


Anne-Marie Middleton Headteacher Pilgrims' Way Primary Ongoing   None  
Douglas Price

Governor VMAT Trustee

20.7.15-20.7.19 Health & Safety


Charters member

Member of review panel

Price & Price Associates




Liz Wozny Governor 5.12.17-5.12.21   None declared  
Rob Hackett Headteacher Warden House Ongoing   None declared  
Anne Taylor-Williams Governor 15.5.18-15.5.22   Employee Specialist teaching and learning service (KCC)
Chris Blamires Governor 2.7.18-2.7.22   Canterbury Christ Church University Senior lecturer
Lucy Watson Governor 29.2.19-29.2.23      
Peter Norton Governor 29.2.19-29.2.23  

Spouse- teacher

Warden House Primary School


Contact Us

Veritas Multi Academy Trust, c/o Warden House Primary School, Birdwood Avenue, Deal, Kent, CT14 9SF

01304 375040